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Danco Coast

Danco Coast (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Danco Coast  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108419

Feature type: Coast


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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NW coast of Graham Land from Cape Herschel to Cape Renard, was sighted in its N part by Foster in 1829; the N part, together with Palmer Archipelago, was called Prince Williams Land after Prince William, Duke of Clarence (Clarence Island, q.v.) (Foster, [1829]; Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a). The coast was roughly charted by BeAE, January-February 1898, and named Terre Danco (Lecointe, chart, 1899) or Terre de Danco (Gerlache, 1900b, p.474) after Lieut. Emile Danco (1869-99), of the Belgian Marine, geophysicist of the expedition, who died aboard the expedition ship Belgica, 5 June 1899. Danco Land ([Hughes Bay to Flandres Bay] BA chart 1240, [post-1898]; Cook, 1900, map p.xx; [Wilhelmina Bay to Flandres Bay] BA chart 3175, 7.iii.1901). Terra Danco, Terra di Danco (Gerlache, 1902a and end map). Tierra de Danco ([Ir¡zar], 1903, map facing p.128). Tierra Danco (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Dancok?ste (Nordenskj"ld, 1911b, Pl. 3 facing p.114). Terre de Banco [sic] (Bongrain, 1914, vue 14 following p.60). Danco Kust (Shackleton, [1921], end map). Danco Land Coast (Tyrrell, 1921, p.57). Danco Coast ([Charlotte Bay to Wilhelmina Bay] BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; [Wilhelmina Bay to Flandres Bay] BA chart 3175,; [Salvesen Cove to Wilhelmina Bay] USHO chart 5411, 1940; [apparently limited to head of Wilhelmina Bay] USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; [Salvesen Cove to Andvord Bay] USAAF chart 1762, 1945; [apparently Cape Anna to Andvord Bay] USHO chart 6650, 1947; [Hughes Bay to Flandres Bay] BA chart 3570, 5.i.1951; [Cape Sterneck (now Cape Herschel) to Cape Renard] APC, 1955, p.8; [Brialmont Cove to Cape Renard] USHO chart 6639, 1955; [with present definition] APC, 1961, p.2). Danco Kysten, limited to coast at head of Wilhelmina Bay (HA chart, 1928). C"te de Danco (France. SHM, 1937, p.403). Danco K?ste, from Charlotte Bay to Cape Renard (Germany. OK chart 1061, 1938). Costa Danco ([Cape Herschel to Cape Reclus] Argentina. IGM map, 1946; [Cape Murray to Cape Anna] Argentina. MM chart 94, 1949; [Cape Herschel to Cape Willems] Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; [Cape Herschel to Cape Anna] Argentina. MM chart 110, 1949; [Cape Kater to Cape Renard] (Argentina. MM, 1953, .244; [Orl'ans Channel area to Wil- helmina Bay] Argentina. IGM map, 1954; [Cape Herschel to Cape Renard] Chile. IHA, 1974, p.91). Costa de Danco (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; [Cape Herschel to Cape Renard] Pierrou, 1970, p.292). Tierra de Danko [sic] (Mann Fischer, 1948, maps facing p.316). The whole coast was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Dancova Zeme (B rtl, 1958, p.32). Danko-Kost (Nudel'man, 1960, loose map). Bereg Danko (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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64° 42' 00.0" S
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62° 00' 00.0" W
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